Commencement Procession & Regalia

Commencement Procession

Brown University’s Commencement is one of the most colorful and enjoyable academic pageants in the country. Alumni are welcome to march in the Commencement procession (academic regalia required) and attend the ceremony. The Medical School’s Commencement Procession will begin to form in front of Faunce House on Waterman Street (extending back to Thayer Street) on Sunday, May 25, promptly at 10:30 a.m., and will step off at approximately 10:45 a.m.


It is customary for medical alumni to wear academic regalia—a black gown, tam, and hood representative of their degree. There is also an option to wear a traditional cutaway with high silk hat and plain white shirt.

Commencement 2009: Alumni Griffin Platt Rodgers '76 MMS'79 MD'79 and Daniel DiPrete '85 MD'89Commencement 2009: Alumni Griffin Platt Rodgers '76 MMS'79 MD'79 and Daniel DiPrete '85 MD'89


Quirk Academic Sales & Apparel

Academic regalia and the traditional cutaway suit are both available through Quirk. Rentals may be picked up at Maddock Alumni Center (38 Brown Street) on Saturday, May 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. or the morning of Commencement from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Attire must be returned to Maddock by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

To place an order, please print and complete the appropriate form (attached below), and mail, fax, or email to:


Carlen Adler, Senior Project Coordinator
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-6030
Fax: 401-709-5836

Please place your order by Friday, May 9, to avoid a late order fee of $25.